Are you having trouble staying off the walls? Going off track multiple times per race? Can't seem to stop hitting other cars?
Many people who are new to a racing game (particularly one like Victory which has a fairly realistic driving model) will have some of these problems. So I've put together some very useful driving tips to help you out
A) When approaching a corner, try to brake a bit early so you are slowed down enough entering the corner. Try not to brake at the very last second, because often times it will be too late. If you wait until you are in the corner to brake, you will likely go right into the wall or spin out.
B) Try to be as clean as possible. Make it one of your most important goals to do whatever it takes to stay on-track and not have collisions with either the barriers or other opponents. Sliding off into the grass can hurt your time about 0.25 to 0.50 sec every second you are in it. Hitting a barrier even lightly will easily scrape 1 to 2 seconds off your time, if not more. So in Victory it is important to learn the tracks well and try to drive the proper racing lines and not get in over your head. DO NOT intentionally ram others. A little rubbing is fine, but intentional wrecking is a no no. The less contact you make with others, the faster your lap times will be. If you start bumping a lot, intentional or not - that will allow the cars in front of you to pull away.
C) Note the importance of car upgrades. Even small upgrades will make noticeable differences in the performance of your vehicle - depending on which attributes you choose to upgrade with parts. So if you have a 10 pp car and somebody with 45pp blows you away, don't feel too bad. Also note that the HANDICAP races make it much easier for new players to compete with more experienced players/more upgraded cars.
D) Try not to change your line frequently when you are in the heat of battle. And if somebody gets along side of you, do not try to block or else you both will likely wreck - costing you the opportunity to gain further positions.
E) Make S-corners as straight as possible. In otherwords - approach the corner on the outside of the track and try to line your car up so that it goes through the S corner as straight as possible, less turning will be required thus less loss-of-speed. Some S corners are too sharp and/or too long for this method to work, but you still should be approaching them from the outside line.
- I will be adding to this list as time goes on. Hope it's helps!
- Mad Cow -